Articles for "Month: March 2016"

February 22, 2017
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Workers’ power on Melbourne’s buses – State Secretary visits depots

Branch Secretary John Berger has been doing the rounds and talking to TWU bus drivers about the important issues in the industry. It’s important to recognise and appreciate these hard-working TWU members who keep us moving, get us to work, the kids to school and the whole family back together safely again...
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February 20, 2017
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ATTENTION: PLANE CRASH ESSENDON AIRPORT – MAJOR ROAD CLOSURES

  AN aircraft has crashed into a building at DFO near Essendon Airport causing a major explosion. AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE. VicRoads has advised that the Tullamarine Freeway is closed in both directions between English Street and Bell Street. The Calder Freeway is closed in both directions between McNamara Avenue...
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February 14, 2017
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UNITED & STRONG. INDUSTRY-WIDE SOLIDARITY.

TWU Delegates working in the transport industry spanning from aviation, bus, logistics and road transport yesterday came together today in a massive day at the TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Port Melbourne headquarters – it is great that we have each other’s back. United and strong we stand in 2017 for a better...
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February 12, 2017
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Att AEROCARE WORKERS: how can we help make your working life better?

The Aerocare Agreement is now due for renegotiation.  This is your chance to improve conditions in your workplace.  The TWU is the Union for all airport workers and will be negotiating with Aerocare for better pay and conditions. To help us make your working life better, please fill out this...
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February 12, 2017
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Fatigue Tests Will Stop Rogue Employers

Technology may soon become a back-door measure to stop dodgy employers from cutting corners and forcing truck drivers to work dangerously-long hours while fatigued. Melbourne sleep researchers are developing a roadside test for fatigue that police could use along with the alcohol breath-test and the saliva swab for drugs. Victoria Police and the Transport...
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February 10, 2017
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We Must Get Up To Speed On Road Safety – Deputy Opposition Leader

It’s a mistake to allow politics to compromise road safety, particularly when our road toll is rising after years of decline, writes Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Tourism and Cities Anthony Albanese. Trucks account for only 2 percent of registered vehicles in Australia, yet they are involved in 16 percent...
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February 9, 2017
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Stop The Attack On Owner Drivers: ATA Elections

Frank Black, a longstanding TWU member, has been driving big rigs for 30 years now – for 10 of those, he’s been the voice of owner drivers on the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Board. If you’re an owner-driver you can help Frank continue to stand up for your rights and...
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February 9, 2017
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2017 TWU Safety Summit – a message by Branch Secretary John Berger

The TWU places such high priority on workplace safety because, in the transportation sector more than any other across the Australian community, it means the difference between life and death. Tragically, Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show, out of a total of 176 work-related deaths Australia-wide last year, 63...
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February 8, 2017
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TWU Owner Driver Review Submission

The TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) has called for greater rights and protections for owner drivers and supply chain accountability in its submission to a wide-ranging State Government review of laws regulating owner drivers and forestry contractors. The submission to the Review of the Owner Driver and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 and Owner...
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